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The purple cloud

M. P. Shiel

The purple cloud

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  • 28 Currently reading

Published by World Pub. Co. in Cleveland .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • End of the world.,
  • Natural disasters -- Fiction.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby M. P. Shiel.
    GenreFiction.
    SeriesForum books
    The Physical Object
    Pagination202 p.
    Number of Pages202
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23067803M


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The Purple cloud is full of visionary suggestions but it is not made of only that. I found astonishing similarities between the happenings at the end of the book and issues concerning the very recent use of social media as a substitute for vis à vis relations, although that is not the only use that can be done of them/5(57).

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